Sugarcoated

Introducing: the ski jacket made of sugar! One of the big battlegrounds between outdoor clothing manufacturers at the moment is who can be the most environmentally friendly. As such, the use of recycled or sustainable materials is becoming ever more popular with at least one manufacturer even suggesting people repair damaged gear rather than throw it away […]

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Cortina Announces ‘Green’ World Champs

Italy’s Cortina d’Ampezzo has announced that following the decision to award the 2021 Ski World Championships to the famous Italian resort, they will be building on the destination’s long tradition as venue for international sport events. The resort will do this by making important infrastructure investments, with a focus on renewable energy and sustainable development. […]

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Sunny California

A ski area in California will be going 100% solar this winter, it has been revealed Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski area in California has announced that all of its electricity will be purchased from Liberty Utilities’ nearby solar generation plant in Luning, Nevada, making the resort’s electricity supply 100% renewable. The move, which begins […]

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The Winds of Change

A Scottish ski centre is to offer a guarantee of snow, thanks to its new green-energy snow maker The Lecht ski area in Scotland will offer guaranteed snow this winter thanks to their purchase of a ‘Snowfactory’ – an all-weather, snow-making machine. All-weather snow-makers are proving increasingly popular at ski resorts as they guarantee snow […]

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The Green Swiss Tunnel

A new lift through a tunnel in northern Switzerland is 100% solar powered A new conveyor lift that has been built through a tunnel at the Swiss ski area of Sattel-Hochstuckli is 100% energy self-sufficient. This new conveyor lift goes to a previously hard-to-access area – moving through a 120m long tunnel to get there. […]

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New York goes Solar

Three state-run ski areas in New York State, USA, are to be 100% powered by solar energy. New York state Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said that Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface Mountain have committed to using solar power to operate their ski lift and snowmaking operations. The three areas – two of which were venues for […]

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Carbon neutral? Try POSITIVE

Far from powering ski equipment with renewable energy, Isskogl ski area is going one step further – making their lifts solar generators in themselves. A year after the installation of a ‘Photovoltaic Gallery’ at Isskogl in Gerlos, the Austrian resort has reported that their lift generated 27,000 kWh of electricity over the last 12 months […]

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